The Management of Benson Idahosa University recently played host to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul .T. Boroh (rtd) recently.
Receiving the Special Adviser and his team in his office in what was best described as an impromptu visit to Benson Idahosa University, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie thanked the Special Adviser for the visit. He expressed his appreciation to the Federal Government for sustaining the amnesty programme which he noted has been of tremendous benefit to the people of the Niger Delta Region.
The Vice Chancellor however wished the newly appointed Chairman of the amnesty programme success in office. He expressed the Institution’s willingness to partner with the Office of the Special Adviser to set up an Institute of Security Service in Benson Idahosa University.
Expressing his appreciation to the University Management for the warm welcome, Brig. Gen. Boroh assured the Management of Government’s resolve to sustain the amnesty programme, adding that report reaching the amnesty office is an indication that Government’s decision to send its students to Benson Idahosa University was the right choice. Speaking on the issue of insecurity in the country and around the globe, the Special Adviser charged institutions of higher learning to leverage more on peace and conflict studies, while pledging his ministry’s support to partner with the Institution in the establishment of an Institute of Security Service in Benson Idahosa University.
Brig. Gen. Boroh also used the occasion to interact with some BIU students currently under the amnesty programme. He enjoined them to see the programme as a privilege and an opportunity for them to be of good conduct and reciprocate government’s gesture by excelling in their academic pursuit.